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May 15, 2013 12:35am PDT
this decision firsthand, i find angie's choice, as well as many others like her absolutely heroic. all i want is for her to have a long and healthy life with myself and our children. this is a happy day for our family. jolie wrote, we managed to laugh together. we knew this was the right thing to do for our family and it would bring us closer. and it has. jolie said she chose to share her story now, wanting more women to get tested and know their options. life comes with many challenges, she wrote, the ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of. >> and they can use this knowledge to make choices. >> we met a doctor of clinical genetics. she talks to women about when to consider surgery and to make sure they have the insurance to cover it. >> everyone has the braca gene. it protects you against breast cancer and ovarian cancer. if there's a change in that gene or a mutation, the patient loses the protection against cancer and is therefore predisposed. i applaud angelina jolie. i think she's very brave. >> cancer is still a word that strikes fear in people's h
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